Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Rob Levin
Director of Communications
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Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:

The COA community fridge is a mutual aid resource for students started by Cyrus Johnson ’23 in spring 2021, while they were a student in the Active Optimism course, taught by COA Partridge Chair in Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems Kourtney Collum.

The fridge was approved by Campus Planning and Building Committee and is now managed by two of Collum’s work study students. The fridge is open 24-7 and is completely supported through mutual aid. The motto is, "Take what you need, give when you can." Food from the school's farms, leftovers from the cafeteria, homemade meals, donated goods, and more can be found inside this pantry.

Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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